My 1st Rimas Dissolutas
Imagine words bypassed your brain like a foreign language, their sounds pounding upon your heart. Pretend you've no idea what I mean; or maybe you don't have to. Could I convey pleasure and pain; make you feel the crushing weight of my baggage; paint words upon the page like art, transfix you with strange squiggles on a screen that, somehow, amazingly, deeply affect you? I'd rather not explain but simply provide vantage points for the open-minded, tearing apart precise definitions so they may read between these lines I write, as I do. What if this final xivi expresses klane buk every wye shobul thought ov iddage deeply fon guiff sense schart that schnerping conceptually nortul lernapog deen deep ziller inside bownyet feels true?
d’Verse poetics prompt
Exploring the realm of French Literature
At d’Verse, poets were encourage to write poems in a medieval French form called the “Rima Dissolutas.”
- Stanza contains no end rhymes, but each line in each stanza rhymes with the corresponding line in the next stanza – sometimes employing an envoi at the end;
- Here’s how the end rhymes would work in a Rimas Dissolutas with three five-line stanzas:
- (1-a, 2-b, 3-c, 4-d, 5-e) (6-a, 7-b, 8-c, 9-d, 10-e) (11-a, 12-b, 13-c, 14-d, 15-e)
- (If the poem has an envoi, it might be 2-3 lines long using the c, d, and/or e rhymes.)
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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